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Re: [SCA-JML] Kydex?

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  • Ash Smith
    Domo arigato!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks so much :-) Much cheaper than I expected also. Ash ... From: Don Luby To:
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      Domo arigato!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
      Thanks so much :-)
      Much cheaper than I expected also.

      Ash

      ----- Original Message -----
      From: "Don Luby" <djl@...>
      To: <sca-jml@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Monday, November 11, 2002 12:35 AM
      Subject: Re: [SCA-JML] Kydex?


      >
      >
      > On Mon, 11 Nov 2002, Ash Smith wrote:
      >
      > > A tad off topic, but I'm wanting to build a decent set of Japanese
      > > armor, and I'm curious if anyone knows where I can find a source for
      > > Kydex sheet, or any other suitable laquored-looking hard plastic.
      >
      > http://www.gepolymershapes.com/
      >
      > I buy the 1/4" black ABS, rather than the Kydex - as far as I can
      > tell, Kydex isn't any better than ABS for our purposes (except maybe
      > if you're doing lots of complex curves), and costs about 50% more per
      > unit area.
      > The stuff I get shows up as something like 'pebbled', which means
      > one side is smooth and glossy, the other side is, well, pebbled, and
      > it's the general-purpose 'generic virgin sheet'; there's also an
      > option for glossy on both sides, but that tends to be more expensive,
      > and so long as you pay attention when you're cutting as to which is
      > inside and which outside, it shouldn't be a problem. The price is
      > something like $65 for a 4' x 8' sheet or ABS, and like $100 for Kydex
      > (they'll pre-cut it somewhat for you, I get it in 2' x 4' sheets, easy
      > for working on a table saw), and that should be enough for 2 - 3 full
      > suits, depending on the size of the person it's for, and just how
      > 'full' you want to go.
      >
      > > Thanks,
      > > Ash
      >
      >
      > Sir Koredono
      >
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